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Hymn to Wesir from the Tomb of Kheruef

I’ve recently changed computers, and in my back up of files I have found some fun things that used to be on Wesir org. enjoy this one!

Hail to you, Lord of the Sacred Land,
With the two horns, exalted in the atef-crown.
Greatly dreaded, master of eternity,
Lord of Maat, rejoicing in her majesty.
Comfortable upon the great throne,
One the gods praise when they see him.
To whom those in the Underworld come rejoicing,
And [the Sunfolk kneel with] foreheads to the ground.
May your heart be gladdened in your kingship,
Your rule ensuring the throne for your son,
Heru, your successor upon earth,
After he seized the Two Lands in triumph.

The royal scribe, overseer of the estate, Kheruef, vindicated, who says:

Hail to you, Wennefer,
Son of Nut, heir of Geb.
Magnificent and majestic
In the hearts of mankind, gods, the redeemed, and the dead.
One who inspires dread in Busiris,
Powerful in Abydos.

Let me come and go among the righteous
Who are in the following of your Majesty:
And let me feast upon the offerings of your offering table
As is the custom of each day.

–from Hymns, Prayers, and Songs, translated by John L. Foster
The Hymns featured on this page, were submitted by Marie Parsons,

Thinking about this page

I started this WordPress to host my old articles when I had a website called Wesir.org.  Back in those days I felt fairly confident in my knowledge on the subject, and while I still do, I don’t feel confident in how I would go about representing that, or if I have anything else to contribute. What I had to contribute is very easy to find on the internet now.  Back in those days there really were not good articles on Wesir related subjects.   There were certainly NOT common sense language articles out there… I know we all like to be well researched and such, but I think too much academia can be intimidating for some, which is why I set out to make Wesir org very approachable for many ages.

Anyway, there is more than that now. And I dare say much of this content is far better than what I made.  And looking at my hits on this site, ain’t no body seeing this old tosh anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t self deprecating critique on my own work. But I do feel a little… embarrassed about the outdated-ness of the content. And am contemplating taking it down. My husband is adamantly against the idea, because he is supportive in all things except for when he thinks I am not letting my light shine.  But I don’t think it’s about that.

I haven’t made any decisions. I would keep some things up, like Epithets, and I am still proud of that Djed article, even though I could certainly add on to it. I’ve contemplated in the past of making this more devotional or UPG than informational. But if I am honest, a lot of that stuff is a little personal for me to share in the open, public, internet. And while I mean no disrespect to my spiritual Father, my 20 Kemetic years have shown me, He doesn’t generate the most interest from people. Even though He was an insanely popular God in antiquity.

I wonder if I would get more activity out of a general spiritual blog, (one, that by the presence of Athena in my life, could not be strictly Kemetic.) but a separate blog. But is it really about activity? Or a life lived with the Gods?

Em hotep!

I started this Word press account sometime ago, not really sure what I wanted to do with it, other than I wanted a spot for articles from my old website to continue to see the light of day (even though they are probably in need of reworking). Other than that, I haven’t had many ideas. I’m still not sure I have any idea about what to do with it,  but it did occur to me that I could start in the most basic way.

We’ll start with me.

Hello there. My (kemetic) name is Djedetmiwesir or Djedet for short. I have been a devotee of the God Wesir (Osiris) for about 19-20 years now. After a couple years of lonely solitary practice that lacked direction, I found a group of people that I liked, and joined the House of Netjer in 2001. I am with that house today, however there was a six year lapse in my membership while I battled some health issues, some heavy duty life stuff, and had a spiritual walk about before resuming my Kemetic practices. After a couple of years solitary (again) I swallowed my pride, and returned “home” in 2017, where I was received with open arms.

Even when I was away from my temple and my people, never have I lost sight of the fact that Wesir is my spiritual Father and Patron. Even when my practice wasn’t focusing on him for a short time, I have never been in doubt that He is where I began. I know now that He is where I will always return.

In my earlier years as a devotee of Wesir, I had a lot of energy and time on my hands, so I did more along the lines of service in those days, I worked as a fellowship coordinator for my region, edited a modest news letter for the House of Netjer, and eventually I became a W’ab priest of Wesir’s for a few years. One of those endeavors was also a website dedicated to Wesir, with the mission to make knowledge of Him approachable. Because let’s face it, some of our reading material can be pretty intimidating. The articles I host here are what is left from that site.

These days I am much more about “enjoying the ride” and finding beauty in simplicity. Because of that, I don’t know how likely it is that I will write researched material again. As much as I would like to have that drive, the resources and time, I’m just in a different head space about those things. I prefer spiritual musings over source citing. Heart over head, these days. I still enjoy reading and learning as much as ever, though.

I am very happy to have found fellowship again (almost all the faces are new to me!) and to have made so many new friends. And I had the pleasure of getting to meet people in the flesh at the 2018 House of Netjer’s Retreat. It was a really good experience for me to connect on an intimate level and charge my old batteries in the same way you might jump start an old car.

There is more to me than this, of course. I have been married to the Love of my Life, Khaiptah for 22 years now. We have four beautiful children, who are all grown up (but still living at home, because they need to be at home.) I have a couple of dogs, and a really fat cat, but he is the best cat. I’m a hermit and a homebody, who worries way too much.

I still don’t know where I am going with this blog stuff. But, there is a little bit about me, in case you are ever curious.

Wesir in the Highlands?

One doesn’t often think they would discover Wesir in Scotland,  but this cool story a friend shared with me has taught me otherwise. I apologize for the click-bait style the article is written in, but the pictures are stunning, and the story is truly riveting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

 

Scientists Unwrap An Old Crumpled Parcel To Unearth A 2,000-Year-Old Enigma

Ever since I started this site in order to host my old articles from the former wesirorg* I haven’t been sure what to do with the rest of it.

Right now I am reading Confessions of a Funeral director and, even though the author has a very different spiritual path from mine, his insights are very inspirational and remind me a great deal of the lessons we can learn and the wisdom we can attain by understanding Wesir’s death myths. Kemetic concepts such as death giving life are sprinkled about too. I’m really enjoying it. I enjoy a lot of books about death but this one has a very nice spiritual take on it that can be applied to any spiritual path, that I appreciate.

It is a reminder me, that is what I used to love writing about when it came to Wesir. I can’t recall how many thousands of words I excitedly turned out on message boards, emails and journals long since gone. Over the past couple of years I have wondered if I should pick up writing like that again. And the rhetorical question: should I do that here?

The problem I run into with myself, is I no longer have that comfort zone I used to, when it comes to talking about my spiritual views and experiences with Wesir. And after nearly two decades of following Him (with a bit of floating around aimlessly in the spiritual ether tucked in, in the middle there) I don’t really know where to begin. There is also an element where I am afraid to share, or don’t want my UPG to cast a shadow on what is NOT UPG here (Left hand column, I’m looking at you.).

I am sorry if I left the impression that there was much of a point to this post. I just thought I would share it here as a statement that I have not abandoned this. I’m just not sure if the direction I want to take, is the right one. Or even if I have what it takes to do it again.

*don’t go there, the current site is being held for sale and has malware at my last visit.. 😦